Course Descriptions

Survey of World History II - HIST 1112


A survey of world history from 1500 to modern times.

HIST 1112 - Spring 2024

Course Instructor
HIST 1112 1AGBronson Long
HIST 1112 1BGDrew Burks
HIST 1112 1CGChris Ward
HIST 1112 1DGDrew Burks
HIST 1112 1EGJodie Talley Knapton
HIST 1112 1FGJodie Talley Knapton
HIST 1112 1GGCarol White
HIST 1112 1HGDrew Burks
HIST 1112 1IGTed Butler
HIST 1112 5AGJayme Feagin
HIST 1112 5BGSteven Shirley
HIST 1112 5CGKurt Windisch
HIST 1112 5DGKyle Harris
HIST 1112 8AGSteven Shirley
HIST 1112 8BGErik Love
HIST 1112 8CGJayme Feagin
HIST 1112 8DGHarry Akoh
HIST 1112 8EGJuan Pablo Valenzuela
HIST 1112 8FGKathleen Woodward

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify, discuss, and make connections between key moments, themes, and individuals (such as the Reformation, Indian Ocean System, Atlantic Revolutions, Industrial Revolution, Nationalism, Imperialism, and decolonization) in the modern world since 1500. Identify and analyze how the factors of race, class, gender, and ethnicity shaped the modern world since 1500.
  • Recognize instances of collaboration and resistance with the dominant political systems (revolutions, anti-slavery, and anti-imperial protests and riots).
  • Generate a carefully constructed and persuasive historical interpretation in an essay that shows understanding of the developments across political and/or social boundaries.
  • Unit 1: Geographies of Power
  • Unit 2: Early Modern Civilizations
  • Unit 3: Comparative Expansion
  • Unit 4: The Enlightenment and the Age of Revolutions
  • Unit 5: The Industrial Revolution
  • Unit 6: Modern Imperialism
  • Unit 7: The World Wars and the Cold War
  • Unit 8: Toward the 21st Century

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Discussions - 29%
  • Quizzes - 20%
  • Essay - 20%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

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